Edward Stickel collection of railroadianaCreation: 1931-1987
Edward R. Stickel (1928-2008) worked for the Penn Central Transportation Company, Amtrak, and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). His collection consists of copies of official documents relating to the commuter rail operations of SEPTA and its predecessors.
- Creation: 1931-1987
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Edward R. Stickel (1928-2008) worked for the Penn Central Transportation Company, Amtrak, and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). Stickel was born in Newark, New Jersey, on February 20, 1928, and received an engineering degree from Syracuse University. He was General Superintendent of the Wilmington Shops of the Penn Central Transportation Company, and later of Amtrak, and then Chief Mechanical Officer of SEPTA, which in 1983 assumed the operation of the Philadelphia area commuter rail system formerly operated by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company and the Reading Company. He died in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 20, 2008.
Scope and Contents
The Edward Stickel (1928-2008) collection consists of copies of official documents relating to the commuter rail operations of SEPTA and its predecessors and on rail transit generally. The documents include reports, specifications, rule books, safety manuals, and employee timetables. Of particular note are specifications for the original Budd "Pioneer III" car designs of 1956, a nationwide inventory of rail transit vehicles (1977), and a similar illustrated study of transit car costs (1975).
No restrictions on access; this collection is open for research.
Language of Materials
- Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Organization)
- Penn Central Transportation Company (Organization)
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- Edward Stickel collection of railroadiana
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